got launched Monday the 5th. I've not gotten the mast
stepped yet, but hope to do so tomorrow, and so I've not really motored the boat
very far - just the mile to the club from the launching ramp
and a couple of runs from the mooring
to the dock
The motor is running very well. It is smoother than I remember and it starts on the very first compression
cycle. The knot-very-accurate meter shows 6kn at 2700 rpm
and 6.5kn at 3000. I think that is a bit faster than it has been before. I won't claim any increase in speed until I can fully check things out with a GPS
. (It seems to me that at any given RPM
it shouldn't be any faster than before.) I have no report on the oil consumption
yet - I've not even checked it - but I will start monitoring it as soon as I start putting some real time on the engine
. There are no obvious oil leaks
or other problems.
I'm hopeful this old motor is ready for another forty years!